No Nonsense Catholic

Good information about the Catholic faith is more readily available today than ever before. Yet, there is still widespread confusion about Catholic belief and practice. Officially, it is the job of the Catholic bishops to clear up such confusion. But in the current reality, lay Catholics need to take it upon themselves to know, share, and defend their faith.

Every week Catholic author and speaker Matthew Arnold gives clear and simple witness to the Catholic Faith without obscuring, complicating, or watering down the exclusive claims of Christ and His Church.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said, “I am the way and the truth and the life… and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 14.6; 8.32). And that is no nonsense.

01 Feb 23 – Deep Dive: Jesus’ Formula for Happiness

Today’s Topics: 1, 2, 3) The Beatitudes: Matthew 5.1-12a 4) “Attacks against Catholic Churches are pure bigotry” https://www.oursundayvisitor.com/attacks-against-our-churches-are-bigotry-pure-and-simple/ “The debt we owe to the Beatitudes” https://excorde.org/2023/this-sunday-popular-historians-book-shows-the-beatitudes-world-changing-power

18 Jan 23 – “One Weird Trick” to Transform Your Parish

Today’s Topics: 1)  The Wedding Feast at Cana, John 2:1-11 2) Biblical strategies to overcome bad habits 3) One weird trick to transform your parish https://thedialog.org/catechetical-corner/reverent-worship-catholic-culture-and-devotion-transform-a-parish-fr-michael-rennier/?fbclid=IwAR203E5S2t-X9aeKILJe7lghdEa8zEM1iHAF_pZOXeVyMPe2LxTQXjMOevU 4) Healing the “rupture of experience”  

11 Jan 23 – When Does Christmas Really End?

Today’s Topics: 1, 2) Adoration of the Magi: Taken from Matthew 2.1-12 3) Four Radical Proposals for Eucharistic Revival https://www.crisismagazine.com/opinion/a-radical-proposal-for-the-usccbs-eucharistic-revival?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=novashare&fbclid=IwAR1oXIZRu-z2nJ9FgfEOBCsV_AklUE7IDYHafgOJhDa7TmDqJgGE1-nlH1A 4) When Does Christmas Really End? https://thericatholic.com/stories/when-does-christmas-actually-end,13460#:~:text=While%20the%20traditional%20date%20for,8 Habit Stacking to Build Up Your Prayer Life https://guideposts.org/prayer/how-to-pray/6-ways-to-build-up-your-prayer-life-by-habit-stacking/

04 Jan 23 – Resolutions and How to Keep Them

Today’s Topics: 1) Reflections on Pope Benedict https://www.churchpop.com/2016/04/15/8-things-probably-didnt-know-pope-benedict-xvi/ 2) The most popular Christian Resolution 3) The Holy Name of Jesus 4) Growing in Virtue: Resolutions and How to Keep Them https://guideposts.org/positive-living/12-positive-habits-and-how-to-keep-them/?utm_source=YWI&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SC_CNTN_ZZ&_kx=cODB4qQXetuM71emiesx6fx03CD6_fJv5Aueen1drbw%3D.ULfBBz

28 Dec 22 – What Did Padre Pio Really Say About the Mass?

Today’s Topics: 1) What Padre Pio Really said about the Mass? A new generation of Catholics discovers Latin Mass 60 years after Vatican II https://nypost.com/2022/12/24/a-new-generation-of-catholics-is-discovering-latin-mass/?fbclid=IwAR3PQqIs7o6sXJBOOE5_LwtX4eQZVcT65BVJk4td5elcRzeee2f6u2iDmHk 2) What the Healing of the Gerasene Demoniac can Teach Us about Modern Hatred of the Old Mass 3, 4) Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing; ministry vs. apostolate

21 Dec 22 – Christmas Time is Here

Today’s Topics: 1) 1 Cor 4.1-5; Luke3.1-6 2) Vincent Price Catholic Convert; the Inside Story of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” 3, 4) The Reason for the Season, Luke2:1-7

14 Dec 22 – It’s Better in Latin!

Today’s Topics: 1) Gaudete Sunday (EF), Phil. 4.4-7; John 1.19-28 2) Why Is December 8th NOT A Holy Day of Obligation In Some CatholicCircles/Calendars? 3) What Every Catholic Needs to Know About the Prayer to Saint Michael 4) It’s Better in Latin!

07 Dec 22 – Advent Customs & the Immaculate Conception

Today’s Topics: 1) Matthew 11:2-10 2, 3) Update on the German Synodal Way; Customs of Advent; Advent Music 4) John Duns Scotus & the Immaculate Conception

30 Nov 22 – Prepare for His Coming

Today’s Topics: 1) Live Honestly as in the Light, Romans 13:11-14;  The Coming of the Son of Man & The Parable of the Fig Tree, Luke 21:25-33 (New Catholic Bible) 2) Advent & the 3rd Coming of Christ 3) Unconvincing propaganda against the Latin Mass: The public embarrassment of Cavadini, Healy, and Weinandy  https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2022/11/earlier-today-dr.html 4) Imitation of Christ – Of a …

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